The internet is full of useful information for child care providers.
Below is a list
of internet links including a brief description.
Child Abuse Hotline:
1-800-342-3720 OR TDD/TTY: 1-800-638-5163
If you feel a child is in immediate danger, call 911 or your local police department
Child Care Provider Links
211 Finger Lakes -
2-1-1 is a free, confidential three digit phone number, available 24
hours a day, everyday, connecting you to a local call center with
specialists trained to provide you information and referrals to human
services that best address your needs.
American Academy of Pediatrics-
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its member pediatricians
dedicate their efforts and resources to the health, safety and
well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The AAP
has approximately 60,000 members in the United States, Canada and Latin
America. Members include pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists
and pediatric surgical specialists. More than 34,000 members are
board-certified and called Fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics
American Red Cross- The Red Cross offers onsite training, train-the-trainer courses, as well as blended learning and online training classes to meet your needs. Learn more about the First Aid, AED and CPR certificate and training, to gain the skills you need to prepare for and respond to emergencies through American Red Cross training classes, including First Aid, AED and CPR training.
Baby Sign Language - Baby sign language is a great way to help
you communicate with your pre-verbal baby. Baby sign language helps
babies that are ready to communicate, but can’t quite bridge the gap to
full speech. Baby sign language has numerous benefits. Most importantly,
signing is a lot of fun and helps you bond with your child. Research
also shows that babies that utilize sign language get a great start in
life – with increased vocabularies and more advanced cognitive skills,
even years after they have stopped signing.
Cancer Services Program
The Cancer Services Program provides breast, cervical and colorectal
cancer screenings at no cost to men and women who: do not have health
insurance or have health insurance that does not cover the cost
of these screenings, cannot afford to pay for these services, meet
income eligibility and age requirements and live in New York State.
Child Care Aware of America
To promote national policies and partnerships to advance the
development and learning of all children and to provide vision,
leadership, and support to community Child Care Resource &
Child Care Bureau -
The Child Care Bureau is dedicated to enhancing the quality,
affordability, and availability of child care for all families. The
Child Care Bureau administers federal funds to states, territories, and
tribes to assist low-income families in accessing quality child care for
children when the parents work or participate in education or training.
Child Care Nutrition Resource System - provides information to persons working in the USDA's Child Nutrition Programs.
Child Care Exchange
For over 30 years, Exchange has promoted the exchange of ideas among
leaders in early childhood programs worldwide through its magazine,
books, training products, training seminars, and international
Council of Professional Recognition - CDA The
Council promotes improved performance and recognition of professionals
in early childhood care and education — the people who work with
children from birth through five years of age in early childhood
centers, family child care homes, and as home visitors. The
Council sets the policies and procedures for assessment and
credentialing, publishes the Competency Standards and other material
used for CDA credentialing, and administers the assessment.
Core Body Of Knowledge A book that outlines recommended practices for professionals who work with young children. These practices offer a road map for building meaningful relationships with children and families for creating nurturing, stimulating environments, and for developing oneself as a professional in this incredibly important field.
Early Care and Learning Council
High quality early care and learning programs are critical to the
healthy development of children and to the economic health of
communities. The Early Care & Learning Council is a statewide
organization that works to increase the quality, affordability and
capacity of the early care and learning field and does so through
training and technical assistance, data management and advocacy
initiatives. Our programs are provided to and in partnership with our
network of local Child Care Resource & Referral programs across New
Early Childhood - Promotes professional development and high quality early childhood and school age programs
The New York State Early Learning Guidelines will help you give children your best and a strong foundation for learning the rest of their lives. They will also support you in becoming a more knowledgeable, effective teacher.
Educational Incentive Program
to download EIP Information Booklet and Application
LiveScan Fingerprinting service -
individuals that need to have fingerprints taken need to schedule an
appointment by going to the enrollment website or calling 1-877-472-6915
National Association for the Education of Young Children - Promoting excellence in early childhood education phone: 1(866) NAEYC-4U
National Child Care Information Center The National Child Care
Information Center (NCCIC) is a national clearinghouse and technical
assistance center that links parents, providers, policy-makers,
researchers, and the public to early care and education
information. phone: 1(800) 616-2242
New York State Department of Health Cancer Services Program
Cancer Services Program provides breast, cervical and colorectal cancer
screenings at no cost to men and women who qualify. Follow this link
for county contacts and cancer screening, support and information.
New York State Parenting Education Project
NYSPEP is a statewide network of parenting professionals who help parents obtain the tools and skills necessary to raise healthy and happy children in a caring and nurturing environment.
OCFS - Forms Page Bureau of Early Childhood Services child care forms.
Office of Children and Family Services The Office of Children and
Family Services serves New York's public by promoting the well-being and
safety of our children, families and communities. We will achieve
results by setting and enforcing policies, building partnerships, and
funding and providing quality services
Prevent Child Abuse New York Prevent Child Abuse New York is the
only statewide, nonprofit organization in New York dedicated to
preventing child abuse and neglect. Call 1-800-CHILDREN to reach your
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